I Learn Something New Every Day At Active Rain-May 27-June2, 2012

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I Learn Something New at ActiveRain Every Day and It's Time I Showed You.  May 27 - June 2, 2012

I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!

Dorie DillardMay 27:  Dorie Dillard  Wear Your Red Poppy and Honor our Servicemen on Memorial Day.
I’d forgotten all about wearing a red poppy on Memorial Day.  Do you remember the red poppy tradition?  

Barbara S DuncanMay 28:  Barbara Duncan    Amazing Things About Old Pictures.  Old Photographs Made In Georgia.
How many times have we looked at an old photograph, perhaps of our parents or grandparents... then said “I wonder what life was like then?”  Maybe if we really saw the photos we could get a glimpse.

Gabe SandersMay 29:  Gabe Sanders  A Short Sale Nightmare
I first learned the term “short sale” when we returned to Florida in 2007.   At that time, many Realtors I’d met wouldn’t touch them.  Gabe’s post reminded me how it is imperative that a Seller hire the most professional and experienced Realtor they can find and one who is guided not not only by the sale but more importantly guided by doing what’s right for their client.

debbie reynoldsMay 30: Debbie Reynolds   Debbie’s Quick Fixes How to Fix Dents in Your Front Door.
I’ve seen dents like the one Debbie describes in some of the homes I’ve staged.  This is a fix any of us could do.

scott foglemanMay 31:  Scott Fogleman  Losing Them Each Day, We Will Not Forget

Many of us say certain things should happen, but Bob Slaughter took it a step further.  Did you know there was a National D-Day Memorial?

Mark LoewenbergJune 1: Mark Loewenberg   Awesome iPad Realtor Apps

I just got my iPad so I’m going to look at some of these apps.  It’s always interesting to read what other users have to say.

Fernando HerbosoJune 2:  Fernando Herboso    Do You Mind?
Often what we learn from a post is not only the post itself but from the comments.  Fernando writes about a subject that is very close to home for many of us.  Don’t just read Fernando’s post... scroll down to read the comments.

Thank you for letting me do what I love to do each day... learn something new!


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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Kathy,  A great run down of some quality posts from some top notch fellow bloggers.  I have missed a few of these so will need to check them out although I know they are good with your mention.

Jun 03, 2012 04:32 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debbie- I was busy this week and I’m loving trying to catch up.  

Gary- Have you noticed how many really good posts there are...I have a hard time just making it to my “subscribed to” posts.

Debbie- Thanks for the tip on the dimpled door!!! I’d bet a lot of Stagers and Realtors have seen this in homes.

Sally & David- well, believe it or not, I did have an uncle and his name was Charlie Chan!  Seriously.

Gabe- Thank YOU for setting an example of what a professional Realtor can do.

Dorie- I’d forgotten all about the red poppy, so thank you for reminding me.

Bobbie- Thank you!  I’ve already downloaded 2 of Mark’s iPad apps.

Rob- I agree.  I remember it but haven’t seen the red poppies like I used to.  

Fernando-Glad to include you.  We Boomers are very concerned about that!  I forgot to mention Coconut Oil that someone wrote about several months ago.

Kristin- LOL... well I hope you’ll keep coming back!  Have a great week.

Scott- I was really touched by Scott’s post about the D-Day Memorial. That was my dad’s birthday and he was in the Army Air Corps that day taking pictures from a plane.

Dick- thanks again for the Bananatude feature.  I try to find some bloggers that I haven’t “met” yet.

BARFF-you feeling better??

David- I bet a lot of bloggers here added the “Great Schools” widget you blogged about.

Scott- I wish I’d gone to the D-Day Memorial when we lived in  VA.

Al & Peggy- I loved them all this week.  And, since I just got my iPad a week ago, I’ve downloaded some that Mark mentioned!

Jun 03, 2012 04:49 AM #18
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Kathy - this is indeed THE place to learn more about our profession and what others have to go through. Lets you know not ALL the crazies are in Florida!

Jun 03, 2012 05:07 AM #19
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Kathy - As you can tell, commenting isn't coming easy today...........walked over 4 miles this morning and did not take enough to drink (stupid, I know) and I think the brain is still on holiday................

Jun 03, 2012 05:10 AM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barbara-Jo-be careful!! I know that yesterday it was so humid the air felt like it weighed a ton.  I had a hard time breathing. 

Jun 03, 2012 07:50 AM #21
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kathy, there are a few here I missed....been a busy week (my son graduates and 2 awads ceremony's this week plus so much going on). Glad I have some down time now.

Jun 03, 2012 09:12 AM #22
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Kathy this is a great selection and many I missed.


Jun 03, 2012 09:52 AM #23
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


Good series to write. Yes, there are lot of things one learns from Active Rain. If we can employ everything we learn, we'll be way ahead of the curve.

Congrats on the feature.

Jun 03, 2012 10:17 AM #24
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Kathy...

Another fine round-up of things to learn on ActiveRain. Thanks for putting the list together.

Jun 03, 2012 10:30 AM #25
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

only see one I missed on your list this week.  Off to check it out now.

Jun 03, 2012 11:12 AM #26
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty Partners - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Another winner of extremely useful suggestions. As an iPad addict, I missed Mark's. On my way there now!

Jun 03, 2012 11:20 AM #27
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Thanks for this list. I was so busy last week that I missed most of these.

Jun 03, 2012 12:25 PM #28
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

good stuff as always.. i did miss a few.. super busy..I'll go back and check them out.

Jun 03, 2012 12:33 PM #29
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Kathy: I can't wait to check out the awesome iPad REALTOR® apps. THANKS!!

Jun 03, 2012 02:17 PM #30
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I see two at the bottom that catch my eye right away in your list!
Jun 03, 2012 05:31 PM #31
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I didn't see all of these this week Kathy, will follow up next.

Jun 03, 2012 06:58 PM #32
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thanks, Kathy.  I feel honored to be mentiioned in your blog.

Jun 04, 2012 01:11 AM #33
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ellen- congrats on the graduation!!! I know.. this is a busy time.  Will look for pics from the graduation.

Kathy- hope you find some you can use.. take a look at the iPad apps.

Pacita- thanks!  If you have a question, you have only to ask here and you'll get an answer. 

Richard- I love putting this together and hope there's something for everyone. 

Tammy- wow.. you've done a lot of reading.

Emily- I just downloaded Penultimate and love it. 

Joan- it's great to hear how busy everyone is. I know that when I read Pat's weekly post, I rarely have read them all.

Janis- glad you're busy.  Do you remember the red poppies?

Joni- I know.  I just got my iPad so I'm excited to download some.

Cheryl- let me guess... the one with iPad apps.

Tom- be sure to check out the fix for the door dents. 

Barbara- I loved your old photo and what you saw in it. 

Jun 04, 2012 02:31 AM #34
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

very very cool, how do you create a post like that? or are you doing a copy/paste? and I love reading your blog as well!

Jun 04, 2012 04:19 AM #35
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Kathy,

This is a great list of post's that look like a must read!  Thanks for sharing what you learn each day so we can also learn too here in the Rain.  I missed these and need to go check them out.  You're the best Kathy...  thanks for everything!!!

Jun 05, 2012 12:34 PM #36
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